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Con­cert for Ocean

The Lex­ham Park and RSA Home­wood Trust Char­ity Con­cert is on this Sun­day, and prom­ises to be a great fam­ily show not to be missed. The con­cert is also a fundraiser for Waihi young­ster Ocean Stephen, who has spas­tic de­ple­gia cere­bral palsy and un­der­went surgery in the US in July. Ocean will be there with her mum, Kirsten Waite. Ma­bel Wharekawa Burt will MC the con­cert with the Katikati Col­lege kapa haka group and Matahui School chil­dren’s choir among en­ter­tain­ers. The grounds open at 5pm with a gold coin do­na­tion at the gate.

Slip closes SH2

State High­way 2 was closed in both direc­tions be­cause of a slip on Satur­day night. The NZ Trans­port Agency said there were large rock falls and slips in the Karanga­hake Gorge be­tween Paeroa and Waihi. On Mon­day the road was open un­der stop/go traf­fic man­age­ment. Mo­torists were asked to fol­low direc­tions of con­trac­tors on scene and al­low ex­tra time for your jour­ney..

Be in­spired

The next Be the Change film night is on in Katikati tonight and builds on last month’s theme of Com­mu­nity Con­nec­tions. The film, screen­ing at St Paul’s Church, on the cor­ner Main Rd and Mul­gan St, is an in­spir­ing story of how cul­ture, re­li­gion and pol­i­tics can dis­con­nect us, yet these dis­con­nects can be healed by the

Pipi Pick­ers per­form

The Katikati Folk Club hosts a spe­cial Christ­mas show to­mor­row night fea­tur­ing blue­grass band the Pipi Pick­ers. The Pipi Pick­ers have be­come a favourite at mu­sic fes­ti­vals in New Zealand and Aus­tralia. The show starts at 7.30pm. Tick­ets at the door, adults $20, members $15, chil­dren free.

La­belling passed

Kiwis will fi­nally be able to iden­tify where their fruit and vege come from af­ter the Con­sumers’ Right to Know (Coun­try of Ori­gin of Food) Act passed its third read­ing in Parliament last week. Con­sumer NZ head of re­search Jes­sica Wil­son said the law change was a much­needed first step to­wards bet­ter coun­tryof-ori­gin la­belling.

Ocean Stephen in Septem­ber has been learn­ing to walk af­ter surgery in Mis­souri.

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